Spi­ders are ready for a good show on Ayr trip

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Ayr v Queen’s Park

Gus Macpher­son in­sists his Queen’s Park play­ers will want to give a good ac­count of them­selves when they face Ayr United in the Wil­liam Hill Scot­tish Cup this week­end.

The Spi­ders travel to Som­er­set Park in con­fi­dent mood hav­ing lost only once in their last 10 matches.

Ayr how­ever, have failed to win in their last seven but claimed a wel­learned point at Falkirk - a game watched closely by Queen’s gaffer MacPher­son.

The Ham­p­den Park boss was in the stands at the Falkirk Sta­dium after his team’s match with Brechin City fell foul to the win­ter weather.

Com­ment­ing on Satur­day’s fourth round cup tie, MacPher­son said:“Any team will tell you that the league is the main ob­jec­tive but when it comes to the cups, es­pe­cially the Scot­tish Cup, you want to give a good ac­count of your­selves, par­tic­u­larly against a team in a higher divi­sion.

“It will be tough and it will be a chal­lenge for the play­ers but it will give them a chance to put their wits against play­ers like Ayr have.

“It gets us away from the league

Cup ac­tion Gus MacPher­son where we’ve picked up a re­ally good run of mo­men­tum so we’ll hope to use that in the cup and be able to get a de­cent re­sult.

“Ayr started the Cham­pi­onship fan­tas­ti­cally. They are on a bit of a dip at the mo­ment but I was at their game on Satur­day against Falkirk who are a good side and were in the Cham­pi­onship play-offs last season.

“They gave a good ac­count of them­selves and mer­ited a point. They’ve got good ex­pe­ri­ence in most ar­eas of the park. They’ve got play­ers like Gary Harkins, [Paul] Cair­ney, [Con­rad] Bala­toni at the back and Greg Flem­ing in goal so they have great ex­pe­ri­ence down the spine of their team. They’re well equipped for the Cham­pi­onship.”

Clyde are also in Scot­tish Cup ac­tion this week­end and play away to fel­low League Two side Stir­ling Al­bion.

The Bully Wee are in dis­mal form and re­cently lost 3-0 to The Bi­nos two weeks pre­vi­ous to Satur­day’s fix­ture.

As the se­lected fea­tured match of the fourth round, there will be full so­cial me­dia cov­er­age of the game on the Scot­tish Cup’s of­fi­cial chan­nels.

And the tro­phy will also be in at­ten­dance at the Forth­bank Sta­dium where fans will have their op­por­tu­nity to take pic­tures with it.

Clyde’s match with Mon­trose last week­end was called off due to a frozen pitch at Broad­wood.

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